We previously wrote about the benefits of a hybrid HVAC system and wanted to go into more detail on what it is. The new systems have many advantages, and we at At Your Service Pros are impressed with what we have seen. Before you purchase a traditional system, we want to answer the question: what is a hybrid HVAC system?
1. Basics of a Hybrid HVAC System
A hybrid HVAC system generally consists of two parts: the furnace and the heat pump. The furnace is a machine that commonly uses natural gas to generate heat. As it designed to exclusively heat, it can operate even in very low temperatures. A furnace provides fast, consistent heat. The con is the ever fluctuating cost of natural gas and traditional electricity needed to run it. Furnaces can also not provide cold air.
The heat pump in a hybrid system can produce cold air. It works in a similar way to your refrigerator. It uses a compressor, confessor, coils, and more to remove heat from an area. You may already know that the coils on your fridge are hot. This is because the components inside are working to remove heat. The advantage to a heat pumps is that in addition to removing heat from an area to leave only cool air, the process can be reversed to remove cold air and add hot air during the cold season. The downside to heat pumps is that they do not work very well in severely cold weather. Heat pumps are a good choice when you live in climates that do not have long, severe bought of cold weather.
2. How a Hybrid HVAC System Works
Using these two systems, a hybrid HVAC system provides cold air during the hot season and uses the furnace to provide hot air when it is cold. The system also uses two means of power: natural gas and electricity. A hybrid HVAC system uses a reversing valve to push cold air into the house as well as push warm air inside. The two systems together work to cancel out much of each others downsides to provide one efficient and cost saving system.
3. Benefits of a Hybrid System
Many benefits exist for this type of system especially in our area of Sandi, Provo, Lehi, and all of Salt Lake City. These include:
- Lower greenhouse emissions.
- Lower power bills.
- Longer operating life than traditional units.
- Many systems offer wonderful incentives for installation or replacement.
In fact, At Your Service Pros can offer you up to $4,300 in savings and rebates on your hybrid HVAC system.
More on What is a Hybrid HVAC System for Sandy, Salt Lake City & More
Now that you know all about hybrid HVAC systems, we do not recommend you purchase one on your own. This guide is solely for informational purposes. Use the services of an experienced HVAC professional in your area to help you select, install, and service your cooling and heating systems. If you live in Salt Lake City, Sandy, Lehi, Provo, or the surrounding areas, feel free to contact us to learn more about the best HVAC system for your home or business.